HCC Adult Ed Partnership awarded $250K
May 14, 2014
The HCC Adult Education Program in partnership with United Way THRIVE has been awarded a $250,000 Texas Innovation Adult Career Education (TIACE) Grant. The grant will provide the opportunity to expand the program's Integrated Contextualized Education and Training (ICE-T) model whereby adult learners complete their GED or improve their basic skills proficiencies while they simultaneously receive technical career training. United Way THRIVE provides financial literacy and other services designed to make struggling families more economically viable and secure. Training will take place at the locations of a number nonprofit organizations as well as selected HCC campuses. In addition to the TIACE award, the United Way THRIVE will contribute another $120,000 of training funds to the project. The TIACE Grant was established by HB 437 of the 83rd Texas Legislature, regular session. More than 200 adult learners will be served by the project.